A picture of a African violet

African violet

Saintpaulia 'Salmon'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

20cm

10cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

African violet Overview

This genus consists of about 20 species of low-growing, rosette-forming, evergreen perennials. The flowers are 5-petalled, and the leaves are succulent and usually hairy. They will produce showy foliage, and the flowers will bloom in various colours.

Common problems with African violet

How to propagate African violet

Cuttings

In the summer, take leaf cuttings rooted in water or stuck in a layer of pebbles on top of a moist sand and peat mixture.

Layering

Other uses of African violet

Grown for their showy flowers.